Do I need a permit to enclose a porch?
If you are screening in an existing covered porch or covered deck, a permit is not required. If you are making a weatherproof enclosure of an existing porch or deck, a permit is required. Because it extends the "indoor" area of the house, enclosing a porch or a deck is considered an addition and is subject to the same setback limitations as the house itself. For additional information and permit fees, contact the Department of Community Development at (317) 595-3120.

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1. Why do I need a permit?
2. Do I need a permit to install a gas line for a grill or fire pit?
3. Do I need a permit to extend or enlarge my driveway?
4. Do I need a permit to enclose a porch?
5. My Home Owner’s Association (HOA) is telling me that I cannot build my project. Is this true?
6. How long will it take to get my residential permit application approved?
7. How long is my permit valid after being issued?
8. Who is my inspector and what time will he be here to conduct my inspection?
9. When do I get my Certificate of Occupancy?
10. Why should my contractor pull the permit instead of me, the homeowner?
11. What method of payment can I use to pay for my permit?
12. How do I obtain a building permit?
13. How do I schedule an inspection for my new or remodel project?